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ahumblerequest:

This Friday my family’s lights will get turned off if we’re unable to pay $750.  We’re closer to our goal thanks to the donations of some very kind people, but we’ve still got $673 to come up with before then.  Our full story can be read here.  

Please, please donate or circulate this post here on Tumblr or anywhere you can think of to spread the word.  I wouldn’t ask this if we didn’t have two small children (one only a month old) to take care of, as well as a teen with autism (my brother).  I’m offering commissions in the way of drawings or writings to anyone who donates over $10.  If you’ve donated already and would like a commission, please message me so we can discuss things.

Thank you for your time.

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ahumblerequest:

I never thought I’d ever feel a need to make one of these posts after all I’ve been through, but here it is.

Some background on my family:  

My husband and I had our first child last year in April, a beautiful baby girl.  Sadly I was laid off during my pregnancy and my husband wasn’t able to find work while going to culinary school, so by the time she was born we were completely broke.  Family helped as much as they could but we ended up breaking our lease to move in with my mother and brother.  My husband had to stay with his mom for three months until he finished school and we were finally able to live altogether in one house after he found work.

We’ve limped along month to month since then, barely surviving and making bills, at least until this month.

Now, on to our current problem:

We’ve steadily fallen behind on the electric bill to the point where we owe $2258.  Outrageous, yes, but when it was the one bill that wasn’t giving us urgent disconnect notices it was the one bill that got pushed aside to keep everything else on.  If we don’t pay $750 by the fifteenth of this month we will be without lights.

Money, to say the least, is tighter than it’s been since we were on our own.  My husband’s job cuts his hours, meaning he doesn’t get 40 hours a week (even though they promised they’d be busy enough where overtime would be abundant).  My mother has COPD and occasionally gets sick enough where she gets a bad enough case of pneumonia that lands her in the hospital, which is about to happen again.  Because of that, she’s not been well enough to work and what funds we would normally have are reduced even more.  

I hate that I have to ask for help, but with two young children under two and a brother with autism in the house I’ve got to do something.  Our options now are either to not pay rent to keep the lights on or to go without lights and lose all our perishable food.  I’m not asking for help without offering anything.  To those that donate over $10 I’ll draw or write something as compensation, but even just a dollar would be an enormous help.  

If you’re kind enough to donate, please click the donate button in the description.  Even if you can’t donate, reblogging this post for others to see would mean the world to me.  Thank you.

Sorry I haven’t been on to play, what few of you are still around.

Unfortunately the above post is me.  If you could reblog this and get word out I’d appreciate it greatly.

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*peeks in*

Hallo?

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So, bad news.  The further along I get the more I’m realizing that RP may not realistically be something I can do anymore.  With exhaustion from pregnancy hitting me very early in the night and my little darling needing more and more attention, leaving less time for taking care of the house, I’m not really able to hop on and play the way I’d like to.

Am I deleting?  No, I’m not.  But it doesn’t look like my hiatus will end soon.  On the contrary, I see it being extended for a very long time.  Quite possibly, I may not ever be able to truly return to Gabe.

I’ve lost a lot of followers thus far, and I expected as such.  This is another chance for those of you who follow me to hit that button if you wish.  I don’t want anyone trying to hold on to this character if the chances of me getting back into the swing of things are low.

I miss RPing, but sadly it’s become more a part of the person I used to be, the start up mom who still had a lot of free time.  I don’t have that anymore, and I haven’t even gotten to the second trimester with my second child.  Keeping Gabe’s account up and running is more a tribute to the stories I created with the wonderful characters I’ve met than a promise to return.  It’s been a good run.  If somehow I’m able to find the time to play again, I’ll be back.  Just…don’t hold your breath.

Love, Audrey, aka Gabriel Gray

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bitterguiltyrottenindestructible:

earlgreykiller:

bitterguiltyrottenindestructible:

She stepped inside, “Thank you, I’ve been trying to get rid of it since before Valentine’s Day.”

“Before?”  He closed the door behind her and shook the box, a bit leery now.  ”How long before?”

“The day before.” She shrugged, “Not as many people took my chocolate as I had hoped.”

"Well I’m sorry to hear that, it’s their loss."  He opened the box and examined the chocolates.  There was a mix of white, dark, and milk chocolates inside.  

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bitterguiltyrottenindestructible:

earlgreykiller:

bitterguiltyrottenindestructible:

She smiled, and quickly improvised, “Hey, I made some extra chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Would you mind eating it with me?” It was a very monotone song, but it got the point across as she held the box out to him.

Perhaps it was a little rude but he couldn’t resist snickering.  ”Sure, I think I’ll take you up on that.”  He took the box and gentle stepped aside to let her in.

She stepped inside, “Thank you, I’ve been trying to get rid of it since before Valentine’s Day.”

"Before?"  He closed the door behind her and shook the box, a bit leery now.  "How long before?"

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bitterguiltyrottenindestructible:

earlgreykiller: 

Gabriel quirked an eyebrow and answered the door, smiling at his unexpected guest.  ”Are you going to sing me a song now?”

She smiled, and quickly improvised, “Hey, I made some extra chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Would you mind eating it with me?” It was a very monotone song, but it got the point across as she held the box out to him.

Perhaps it was a little rude but he couldn’t resist snickering.  ”Sure, I think I’ll take you up on that.”  He took the box and gentle stepped aside to let her in.

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bitterguiltyrottenindestructible:

Claire had the box tucked under her arm, not many people had taken her chocolates as she’d hoped, but Gabriel.. He would take them… hopefully.

She knocked on his door. “Candy gram!” She said cheerily.

Gabriel quirked an eyebrow and answered the door, smiling at his unexpected guest.  ”Are you going to sing me a song now?”

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(*salutes* Right! Do you want me to make the starter?)

((If it’s not too much trouble :) ))

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(*smokes out of a bottle* TELL ME WHAT YOU WISH TO RP AND IT SHALL BE DONE!)

((anything but angst!!))